Director James Mangold (Logan, Walk The Line) is set to helm the long in development Boba Fett film for Lucasfilm.
The news comes just as another character-centric Star Wars spinoff, Solo: A Star Wars Story, hits theaters.
Han Solo and Boba Fett aren’t the only Star Wars characters embarking on standalone adventures. Lucasfilm allegedly has a number of unofficial spinoff projects in development, including a movie about Obi-Wan Kenobi that reportedly has Stephen Daldry in talks to direct.
The possibility of a Boba Fett movie has been swirling for some time now. A number of reports have said the bounty hunter was the subject of the film that director Josh Trank was working on — until Lucasfilm fired him after his antics on the set of Fantastic Four.
Boba Fett, who first appeared in the animated portion of the Star Wars Holiday Special, is a Mandalorian warrior, turned bounty hunter, who heralds from the planet Mandalore. Fett has become one of the franchise’s most recognized and beloved villains (despite a ridiculously cartoonish demise in Return of the Jedi.)
It isn’t known if this too will be a prequel film or perhaps the first Star Wars Story film to take place after Jedi or Force Awakens.